Bible Believers' Newsletter 357
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; may you prosper in faith and grace this New Year 2005.
We thank our researchers and all who have contributed articles, suggestions and comments to the Church Newsletter over the past year, and appreciate those who have mailed copies of the Newsletter to believing friends, inviting them to subscribe. The harvest is ripe but we need more laborers in the field. And you who have prayed the Lord to keep me from error or leading others astray, thank you, and may the Lord bless you.
Thanks in part to your prayers, the Lord brought a small number into the Kingdom through this Newsletter and Website resources, and a new Church was dedicated several months ago. Our hopes to resume Bible Believers' broadcasts did not materialise in the last year, however we anticipate programs will commence shortly.
World War III between the political Zionists and Islam has taken somewhat of a back seat to news of the 9.0 Richter earthquake-forming tsunami on a NW fault off Sumatra, an event still in progress with regular 5.0 6.5 Richter quakes and thousands of smaller tremblers focused largely within the proto NNW-trending Andaman-Nicobar-Sumatra Island Arc. Experts conclude, "this remains a HIGHLY-DANGEROUS situation and will remain so for many months. The lack of regular press alerts on this scenario is disturbing." Satellite pictures show the Sri Lankan coast before, during and after the tsunami struck.
This is certain to be but one of a series of increasingly severe events culminating in the sinking of Los Angeles and the destruction of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem which will translate into the "hot" stage of this brief war and climax in totalitarian one world government, ending the Gentile dispensation.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Aussie Coast at risk from NZ Quake
December 29, 2004 An earthquake with the potential to trigger a tsunami similar in scale to the south Asian disaster was due on a major fault line in New Zealand . . . Professor Ted Bryant, from the University of Wollongong, said the South Island's alpine fault caused an earthquake every 500 years and the last quake was about 500 years ago.
Prof. Bryant said it was the closest fault line to Australia and Sydney could be threatened by an earthquake there. "When it goes it will generate an earthquake over 8 on the Richter scale . . . if the epicenter is under the ocean, then that will generate a tsunami" . . . Prof. Bryant said Sydney's cliffs would not necessarily protect the city from a tsunami, with the massive wave of water swelling above the 80M (240ft) rock faces. . . Full story: smh.com.au
Did New York orchestrate the Asian Tsunami?
Despite a natural human tendency to be shocked into silence by the sheer number of dead and injured across Asia on 26 December, 2004, and despite also being slightly fearful of losing personal credibility because of the magnitude of the apparent crime, there are many provable irregularities in the official American tsunami story that simply have to be recorded now, or forever be lost in the sands of time.
Full story: vialls.com
The Ultimate WMD: "Owning the Weather" for Military Use
Environmental warfare is defined as "the intentional modification or manipulation of the natural ecology, such as climate and weather, earth systems such as the ionosphere, magnetosphere, tectonic plate system, and/or the triggering of seismic events to cause intentional physical, economic, and psycho-social, and physical destruction to an intended target geophysical or population location, as part of strategic or tactical war." Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Professor James McCanney claims to have evidence of the manipulation of weather in Florida, California, Brazil and elsewherealmost certainly by the US Military.
Poll shows US wish to curtail Muslims
December 18, 2004 Nearly half of all Americans believe the US government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, according to a nationwide poll.
The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious.
Researchers also found that respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks and support limiting the rights of Muslim Americans. Full story: aljazeera.net
Comment: The hundred and fifty year old planned conflict between the political Zionists using apostate Christians in their proxy-war against innocent Islam is working like a wicked dream.
Silver's Three Flags
December 17, 2004 Silver as a vehicle for popular savings, has turned out to be a very effective flag that has gathered support amongst the principal Mexican political parties . . .
The Bank of Mexico, Mexico's Central Bank, is adamantly opposed to this measure. It does not want the public to have the opportunity of saving in monetized silver. It wants to maintain its unblemished monopoly on the printing of Mexico's money, which has no intrinsic value, and does not want the public to have any alternative for its savings, other than bills or bank deposits . . .
Paper money, which is today the only kind of money in the world, ensures economic and therefore political control over the populations that use it. The planet's banking caste that issues paper money and virtual, electronic money, threatens to become the sovereign power through the fictitious money it issues, and aspires to dominate all humanity. The outcome of paper money is the dehumanization of the human race. Full story: plata.com.mx
Comment: Such noble commonsense ideas will not be tolerated by the international banksters whose Empire of the City of London prosecuted World War II because Hitler refused to return Germany to the Gold Standard (and their control). Mexico take note, for the US is their colony!
Nazi Chasers will also hunt Modern-Day Monsters
Washington, December 27, 2004 The Justice Department's Nazi hunters, still busy as ever, are about to get a new class of bad guys to chase. The intelligence overhaul law signed December 17 by President Bush . . . directs the department's Office of Special Investigations to root out all manner of war criminals and human rights abusers who try to settle in the USA.
Whether they're linked to state-sponsored killings in Chile or Cambodia, or to war crimes in Rwanda or Bosnia, they'll be targets of an operation that has deported scores of people charged with Holocaust crimes. . . Full story: usatoday.com
Comment: No hunt is being undertaken for Soviet and other Jewish war criminals; Henry Kissinger, the Bush and Clinton families and their respective Administrations remain on the loose, and US war crimes in Germany, Bosnia, Serbia, Somalia, Panama, Haiti, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, etc., are not being prosecuted.
Full story: washingtonpost.com
In-flight Cell Phones 'worked great' in Test
July 20, 2004 Cell phone company Qualcomm has teamed with American Airlines to develop satellite-based air-to-ground cellular service. Several smaller companies are working on rival systems. In-flight cell service could be introduced within two years and become commonplace within four years . . . There are still hurdles. Technical bugs need to be worked out. . . Full story: usatoday.com
Comment: Another major breech in the 9/11 storycell phones that work from passenger jets are only now being tested and developed.
Let the Earth Quake
Psalm 99:1, "The Lord reigns; let the nations tremble: He is enthroned between the cherubim; let the earth quake".
This Psalm is the last of the series of royal Psalms that celebrate the 'parousia' Coming of Jehovah as King. This series begins with Psalm 93. Psalms 99, 93 and 97 open with the joyful announcement that Jehovah is King and then bid all men to bow down before Him, confess His greatness, and worship Him who alone is holy.
Christians recognize that God was enthroned between the cherubim after the Laodicean Church Age when Christ's Mediation was fulfilled and that without His blood the Mercy seat has become the Judgment Seat of God. It was then that the twelve Old Testament Patriarchs and the twelve New Testament Apostles fell down before an angry God, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure they were and were created" (Revelation 4:1-11).
Philippians 2:5-11, "Our attitude should be like that of Christ, who though He was God manifest, He did not demand and cling to His rights as God, but made Himself of no reputation. Taking the disguise of a bondslave and becoming like men He humbled Himself even further, going so far as to die a criminal's death on the cross. Yet it was because of this that God raised Him up to the heights of heaven and gave Him a Name which is above every other Name: that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Revelation 5:8-14).
Israel has not yet recognized Jehovah enthroned or His Christ because, "blindness in part has happened to Israel until the full number of Gentile elect have come into the Kingdom. Only then will Israel's blindness be removed and all 144,000 elect Israelites born-again" (Romans 11:25-26).
Until the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, Jerusalem shall become an altar covered with the blood of her citizens, for God will be their enemy and gather the entire world against the blood Israelites (Isaiah 29). Brother Branham explained, "At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Hebrews. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the ['parousia'] Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth. With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000 [in WORD form, by faith]. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 41).
At this time God destroys the invaders "with thunder, earthquake, whirlwind and fire. . . Then the deaf will hear the Words of the Book, and out of their gloom and darkness the blind will see My plans. . . Those who erred in spirit will come to understanding, and those who hitherto murmured against the faith shall learn doctrine" (Isaiah 29:18, 24).
Revelation 11:14-19, "The second woe (Nazism) is past; but the third woe (Communism) quickly follows (after Rome breaks her agreement with the self-styled "Jewish" international banksters Revelation 17:16-18). And the Seventh Trumpet angel sounded, and loud voices shouted down from heaven, The kingdoms of this world now belong to our Lord and to His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever. And the twenty-four elders on their thrones before God threw themselves down in worship, saying, We give thanks, Lord God Almighty, who is, and was, and is to come, for now You have assumed Your great power, and have begun to reign."
"The nations were angry with You, but now it is time for You to vent Your wrath upon them, to judge the dead, and reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and all who fear Your Name, both great and small, and to destroy those who have caused destruction upon earth. And the temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant could be seen inside (a sign of His Presence restored to Israel): and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail" (Daniel 12:1; Zechariah 14:1-5).
These royal Psalms portray the great and dreadful day of the Lord when Christ returns to Israel in WORD form through the ministry of two prophets to render judgment to the proud and instruct the elect Hebrews in Israel in righteousness unto regeneration. Thus will God make known His attributes by revelation to the 144,000 elect Israelites and by deeds of kingly might to all nations so that He will be regarded and acknowledged as King of kings on earth as in heaven (Revelation 1:7; 11:1-12; 19:1-16).
In John 16:16-27 Jesus spoke in an abstruse way concerning His death, and with it the death of Yahweh Torah, the Mosaic form of worship, and the birth of Christianity on the day of Pentecost, for Law and grace cannot co-exist. The Law given upon Mount Sinai was a curse upon Israel bringing condemnation for sin without remission of sins. God delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage but the new nation shunned His grace through unbelief, so He placed them under the Law as a means of chastisement and a schoolmaster to bring them to Christ, that they might be justified by faith through a clear understanding of the Old Testament shadows and types (Galatians 3:23-25). Having committed Himself to the Fathers, He will have His servant nationborn by faith through election, not by natural generation. Romans 9:6, "For they are not all Israel, who are of Israel".
So much for the 'Chosen people' theory. Israel was chosen to be a Light to we Gentiles, but they lived in Darkness then as they do to this day (Ezekiel 39:23-29).
Jesus spoke to His disciples of the sorrow they would experience at His crucifixion, but also of the joy they would know when they were born-again. He likened the death of the Mosaic system and the birth of the Church to the birth of a child, explaining that although He would not be physically present, once they were born-again, whatsoever they asked the Father in His Name, He would answer.
"Like a woman in laborwhen her child is born her anguish gives place to rapturous joy and the pain is forgotten. You will have sorrow now, but I will see you again and then you will rejoice; and no one can rob you of that joy. When you are born-again you won't need to ask Me for anything. Through the atonement you can go directly to the Father and ask Him, as you too will be His Son, and I your Brother (Hebrews 2:10-18), and He will give you what you request because you use My Name. You haven't tried this before; now is the time to begin. Ask, using My Name: you will receive, and your cup of joy will overflow".
Now is the time for Christ's end-time Bride to hold up the Token and ask in His Name, and according to His revealed Word expecting to receive their request. We must enter into the mind of the Lord for the third pull coming up during the "squeeze" following the earthquake.
Israel had her birth pains through the Messages of God's prophets who represented PART of the Word pointing to the fullness to come. When Yahweh Torah had been so corrupted by the traditions of men that the Word of God was of no effect to them and their denominations were apostate, the fullness of the godhead manifest bodily in a virgin-born babe, "the beginning of the creation of God" who was the Word Itself made flesh, and Messiah.
As we read I John 5:7-8 the apostle types the natural birth with the Spiritual birth. "There are three witnesses that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one Person. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one" Spirit babe, born as an offspring of that One Person.
According to the authorities, the words "in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; these three are One. And there are three that bear witness in earth" were expositions by the Roman Catholic church of the third and fourth centuries inserted into the Vulgate by Jerome (347-420) in the fifth century in order to insinuate Rome's Trinity into the New Testament.
Be this as it may, we know that the Father who wrote the Law with His own finger manifest Himself in Jesus, the Word, to redeem those under the Law, and that the Holy Ghost who gave us authority to become the sons of God are three Offices or Dispensation Claims of One God.
One can have witness of justification and water baptism without the witness of sanctification by the blood. One can have both of these witnesses without Witness of the Holy Ghost and be ultimately lost. Water, blood and Spirit agree in a birthbe it the natural birth by a woman, or the Spiritual birth by the Man. But you can't have the Father without the Son and the Holy Ghost because these three are One.
If we are born-again we are part of that One, because "God and the soul that's joined together with God is One Spirit" (I Corinthians 6:17), for the Bible is the story of God changing His form, from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the manifestation of those thoughts in the form of His glorified Family. It is all God. Jesus Christ was the beginning of this creation just 2,000 years ago, and the true Church is the continuation of the same creation.
Let us read I John 5:7-8 without the supposed supplementary words, "There are three that bear record, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one." These three witnesses agree in or make for one birth, one Offspring of the heavenly Father.
The old dispensation, of which the Baptist's preaching was the last Message was wholly a preparation for Messiah. Water!
Matthew 11:13-15, "All the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you will receive it, this is the Elijah, who was to come. He that has ears to hear, let him hear".
Malachi 3:1, "Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His Temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight: behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts".
John introduced the first Coming of the Tree of Life made flesh.
Genesis 3:24, "So God drove out the man; and He placed Cherubim east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life".
Calvary's sacrifice was the consummation of Messiah's mission. Blood! And the Kingdom of the Spirit which arose from that mission was its seal. Spirit!
These three witnesses to Christ all say the same thing, or agree in one: they testified that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And they have their counterparts in the born-again soul: "water baptism, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God" (I Peter 3:21); "the blood of Christ purging our conscience from dead works to serve the living God" (Hebrews 9:14); and "the baptism with the Holy Spirit and Fire" (Matthew 3:11).
The three witnesses of justification, sanctification and the baptism of the Holy Spirit all agree in one new birth: God's Own Life expressed in you. "And it is the Spirit that bears witness because the Spirit is the Truth" (I John 5:6; John 17:17).
Like the Old Testament dispensation, the New Testament Church has had its birth pains as the Messenger to each of the Seven Church Ages rebuked the organizations that had developed around the previous Message, and delivered PART of the Word, pointing to a time when "that which is perfect" (or complete) would "do away with that which was in PART" in Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming. Paul prophesied in Romans 11:32 and II Thessalonians 2:3 how God will conclude the Gentile dispensation in apostasy as He ended the dispensation of the Law. Both groups produced their denominational Esaus who come to a place of no more repentance, and their Jacobs who esteemed the Word of God above the reproach of the world.
As those two brothers fought from the time they were in the womb, this Message is bearing twinsso close 'Esau' would almost deceive the very elect if it were possible. Through the revelation of the Seven Seals the Word has come for His Word Bride, and the Devil is gathering his bride into the World Council of Churches to form an image to the Roman Catholic beast. The Esau group hates Jacob because God has set the spiritual Serpent's seed at enmity with the righteous Seed of the last Adam as He set the natural Serpent's seed at enmity with the seed of the first Adam.
On the eve of the manifestation of the Sons of God the Church is experiencing birth pains, groaning to be delivered from every dependence on the world and human reasoning. What is this but God's way of preparing us to manifest that we are His Sons.
The natural always types the spiritual. Since the fall nature also has been in travail to cleanse itself for the Millennium. Earth is in birth pains now, for the old world must die so the renewed heavens and earth can be born. As God allowed man's scientific knowledge to destroy earth with the Flood, misplaced science has once again brought birth pains upon the earth through poison gas in World War I, then in World War II her pain increased with the atom bomb, while the present World War III will throw earth off its axis and she will be delivered. Three man-made political Woes of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, which Jesus called "the beginning of sorrows," arose from those three World Wars. Christians know Esau encouraged and financed these philosophies so that they would appear to be the device of third parties he controlled from a position of innocence behind the scenes.
In the third of seven consecutive visions God showed Brother Branham in 1933, he saw there would be three "isms" in the world: Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, and that the first two would come to naught, but that Communism would flourish. The Voice admonished him to keep his eyes on Russia concerning future events, and said, "Watch Russia, she will become a great world power." Esau.
Earth was justified and baptized by full immersion in the days of Noah; it was sanctified by the blood of Christ and will be cleansed for the Millennium by nuclear blasts and volcanic eruptions. Following the White Throne Judgment heavens and earth will be baptized and renewed by the Holy Spirit with Supernatural as well as natural fire.
When a woman is nearing delivery her birth pains become more acute and more frequent. Now that earth is groaning and travailing with the saints, waiting to be delivered, earthquakes are becoming more intense and closer together but as Sarah laughed when God revealed the time for the birth of her promised baby, the church world scoffs at the Message of God's Prophet which revealed the signs of the time for deliverance of His Word Bride, but this is a serious hour (II Peter 3:1-10; Hebrews 12:26-29).
Through great earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and cyclones, earth shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption. The end of the Gentile dispensation will be marked by the greatest earthquake since men were upon the earth. A token of this earthquake was the March 25, 1964 Good Friday earthquake in Alaska spoken by Brother Branham three days beforehand.
One eye witness of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Sumatra on December 26, 2004, said, "The earth shook, the sea rose up and there was death on a biblical scale."
According to the US Geological survey, the force of last week's earthquake in Indonesia was so great it caused earth to wobble on its axis and moved some of the small islands as much as 20M (60ft) to the south west. Pilot books and charts must be revised, compasses re-swung, and times changed.
Ten years ago, Kerry Sieh, professor of geology at California Institute of Technology, who has been studying the region for nearly a decade installed monitors on islands off Sumatra. His research focused on the Mentawai Islands, a chain 100 miles south of the epicenter of the Boxing Day quake. Communication has not been re-established since the tsunami.
Speaking to the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco two weeks ago, he expressed his fear that a big earthquake and tsunami were overdue in the region Sieh pointed out that, historically, such events have occurred in clusters. He believes this means another quake could be on the way: "There is some evidence that the stresses on the tectonic plates south of the epicenter may now have increased and raised the chances of another major earthquake."
Last July he became so concerned at the likely massive loss of life, he printed and distributed 5,000 posters and brochures around some of the islands later hit by the earthquake. According to the India Daily, "Many governments knew but did nothing to evacuate coastal areas . . ." Curiously, Diego Garcia, a coral atoll of 6720 acres just 22ft above sea level, and equidistant from the epicenter of the quake to Sri Lanka, was unaffected by the tsunami.
A link in the editorial to our last Newsletter asked, "but was it natural, or was it man-made?" and pointed to an article describing major man-made earthquakes in China. However it seems this undersea earthquake was an act of God because wild animals were instinctively aware of the danger, and moved above the reach of the tidal waves which in some instances traveled several miles inshore. As Brother Branham explained, the God who inspired particular animals to enter Noah's ark could warn them of an earthquake whereas He sent our warning by His prophet (Amos 3:7).
This earthquake and tsunami was one of a succession of increasingly severe earthquakes and tsunamis Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:8 and Luke 21:25 that will culminate in the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500x3-400 mile segment of earth in tandem with volcanic activity prophesied in Joel 2:30-31 and Revelation, particularly on the Circum-Pacific Belt surrounding the Pacific Plate. Since 39% of the world's population or 2.2 billion people live within 100km (62 miles) of a coastline it is not difficult to envision the loss of tens if not hundreds of millions of lives on the day Los Angeles sinks beneath the Pacific, marking the end of the Gentile dispensation. Plagues of disease and famine will follow.
Events are moving rapidly. The impotence of the US dollar means that nation cannot sustain further monetary or economic shockwaves and maintain world dominance. Is it this realization that spurs the Administration on its swashbuckling course of international rape and pillage to one world government?
The Bush administration often says, "Failure is not an option" in Iraq. It now is an accomplished fact. The initial US goals in invading Iraq are now completely unattainable, and the remaining uncertainties concern the timing of the American pull-out and the extent of US humiliation.
About six-weeks after the sinking of Los Angeles Russia will successfully invade mainland USA. The US military is already over deployed in 137 countries, a major offensive in Afghanistan is now beginning, and indicators reveal a severe manpower shortage exists in Iraq where a major buildup of troops is underway. Even Vietnam veterans in their 50's are being called up. Recently, Sgt. William Chaney, 59, of Schaumburg, Illinois, was called up with his National Guard unit and became the oldest soldier to die in Iraq. The US is unguarded against attack.
Daniel 12:10, "Many shall be purified, and made white, in the great tribulation; but the wicked shall continue in their wickedness: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." We can expect many prophecies to be fulfilled in a very short time.
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.